Cheetah-Cub Robot Created: See Other Nature-Inspired Machines Scientists are creating robots that mimic fish, snakes, flies, and more. By Brian Handwerk, for National Geographic PUBLISHED Wed Jun 19 22:04:00 EDT 2013 The cheetah-cub robot was designed by Swiss scientists to move like a cat. Illustration courtesy EPFL via European Pressphoto Agency What runs and hops much like a nimble house cat but has no head? An experimental cheetah-cub robot, currently covering new ground for scientists learning how to make four-legged robots move more efficiently. Related Content Petition Seeks Ban on Trade in Fake Rhino Horn This Bus-Size Whale Is Even More Unusual Than We Thought 2015 Had a Record Number of Shark Attacks. Here's Why.